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De Valk Sint Annaland has sold Cintra, the oldest international 12-metre class yacht still afloat today. The new owner of this 103-year part of our shared nautical heritage hails from Northern Germany and will race Cintra in the various regattas for which this region is renowned.
“It was a genuine honour for us to have Cintra on our books and we are delighted to have found a new owner who really appreciates her historical significance,” says Marc Weijenberg, one of the brokers at De Valk Sint Annaland responsible for the sale. “Many people have enjoyed this classic yacht over the past century and she is thought to be the oldest 12-Metre still sailing today.”
Cintra was built to the First International Rule in 1909 and remains the very definition of pedigree and style. “Crucially, she was also being maintained and had the refits and upgrades necessary to allow her to continue racing in top regattas,” adds Weijenberg. “Cintra was designed by the legendary William Fife III, and so was another incredible 12-metre class boat that De Valk now has available. Zinita was built in 1927 and she also has been meticulously looked after by her current owner.”
Registered as Ned 1, Zinita is the only Dutch 12-metre class yacht to compete in the exclusive and famous Mediterranean 12mtr Regatta Class. At just over 20 metres in length and with a stunning mahogany hull with pine laminate ribs, Zinita looks equally as superb as she sails. Parties interested in owning an authentic classic of the highest standard should contact De Valk Sint Annaland.
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For more information contact Jachtmakelaardij De Valk Sint Annaland, Marc Weijenberg, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phonenumber +31 166 60 10 02.